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I'm so excited! Fair dinkum!!!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by frodo_magic, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Established commenter

    61

    In the 1960s, the ITU – the International Telecom Union - allocated international dialling codes to different countries. In the old days of mechanical telephone exchanges, it took less time to dial a one than a nine. The more important countries therefore got the lower international codes and the less important ones got higher numbers. That's why America and Canada got the international dialling code +1, European countries begin with +3 and +4 and poor 'ol Uzbekistan got +998.

    And Australia? Well they got +61!!

    If any Remainers or indeed Corbinners, are still too depressed over BREXIT, they could simply leave this side of the world for the other. Just dial +61 and book an Australian hotel, or stay with an Aussie relative.
     
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  2. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Established commenter

    Oh, and if you want to have a chat with the Pope about God, The Meaning of Life (the film) or BREXIT, the Vatican City's dialling code is +39.
     
  3. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Britain got +44, obviously a lower ranking country than the Vatican State
     
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  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Why don't you stop crowing, frodo, and remember that people are having a really tough time at the moment?
     
    harsh-but-fair likes this.
  5. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Established commenter

    Anyone can easily de-crow themselves from this outstandingly good series of BREXIT-related trivia. Top right, click your avatar and then add me to your Ignore list. I will stop injecting fun and joy into the hearts of the masses in 60 (long) days time. Is everyone enjoying the magic?
     
  6. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    No they're not, as you well know. l
     
  7. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    and if you report this post it'll out you as a malicious and conniving troll.
     
  8. ajrowing

    ajrowing Star commenter

    I find these posts most useful. They remind me each morning of why I voted the way I did in the Brexit referendum.
     
    nizebaby likes this.
  9. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Established commenter

    On the other hand, if you want an Ayatollah or two to chat to rather than the Pope, then Iran's code is a rather embarrassing +98.
     
  10. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Established commenter

    I'm really looking forward to the Big Six Oh tomorrow. Should be dark, something of the night!
     
  11. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Shows how much the US (number 1) valued its loyal ally (number 98), The Shah of Iran.
     
  12. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Established commenter

  13. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Lead commenter

    It’s hard to say which is worst - malice, nastiness or stupidity.
     
  14. WB

    WB Star commenter

    You must be amazing at pub quizzes.
     
  15. frodo_magic

    frodo_magic Established commenter

    I have my moments. Are you any good at pub quizzes?
     
  16. ajrowing

    ajrowing Star commenter

    Do you moments happen daily?
     
  17. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Frodo has the research team at Conservative HQ providing these facts for him and the other interns.
     
    WB likes this.
  18. WB

    WB Star commenter

    I was hoping researching for a pub quiz team might prove time consuming...
     

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